Birds and Sky
For the sky I watered down ink and splashed it onto the page. I then dabbed a kitchen towel into
some areas to make them lighter and suggest clouds. I created the birds by folding a small piece of
card into a V shape and using it to print the birds into the sky, adding a little hand-drawn detail.
I cut these buildings from sheets of direct prints (the central building was a portion of a large leaf
print) and frottage (I created rubbings from tarmac).
For the river I watered down ink and splashed it onto the page. Once dry I used scrunched kitchen
towels to print dark areas in the foreground. I then cut out a strip of this dark area and glued it onto
the lower half of the page.
The buildings behind the London Eye Ferris wheel were created as mono prints. I cut out pieces of
paper in the shape of the buildings and colored oil pastel on the back of these pieces. I then placed
these shapes on the ﬁnal artwork page (oil pastel side down) and used a ballpoint pen to create the
mono print drawing of the buildings and windows.
I created the London Eye by printing the rim of a disposable cup. For the spokes, I inked the edge of a
piece of cardstock and used it to print the series of lines. I added the circular pods around the wheel
using a cotton swab, and once it was dry, added some extra details with a ﬁne line pen.
Trees and Platform
The trees on the far left are collaged on from sheets of frottage, and the dotty platform is printed
using bubble wrap with hand-drawn embellishments. Once I’d collaged this piece in place, I had to
reprint the areas of the wheel that I’d covered.
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